Sports Therapy

Sports therapy is a professionally recognised healthcare qualification concerning the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries or dysfunctions.

Sports Therapy differs from massage in that the practitioner is able to examine, assess and treat musculoskeletal injuries. Although most injuries are not severe enough to stop you from training, if left untreated this can result in long periods away from your sport. You can most effectively treat overuse injuries by addressing the issues as soon as they occur.

Assessment will include all surrounding joints and muscles as well as the site of pain

Sports therapy includes a full assessment of joints and muscle function

Pentons Performance Therapy aims to get your body back to optimal levels of functional, occupational and sports specific performance. Muscle imbalances, joint weakness or pain and past injuries can all impact upon the way we exercise, Sports therapy can identify these potential issues and correct/improve them. Although not an exclusive list the most common types of injuries that we can treat for are:

  • Runner’s Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome)

  • ITB Syndrome (Iliotibial Band Syndrome)

  • Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)

  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Muscle/Tendon Strains

  • Ligament Sprains

Pentons Performance Therapy will use a range of techniques including some of the below:

  • Sports Massage

  • Hot Stone therapy – Applying heat to massage techniques has a number of benefits during treatment. Heat enables muscles to relax, radiate less pain, reduce muscle spasms, increase blood flow and recover faster.

    Taping applies a mechanical lifting of the skin to provide space between the tissue to aid lymphatic drainage, blood supply and to offload pain receptors.

    Taping for a medial collateral ligament sprain

  • Cold Therapy – Cold/ice therapy produces a vasoconstriction effect on the cardiovascular system which reduces bleeding of a recently injured site and can be hugely affective at alleviating pain.

  • Taping – Kinesiology taping (first seen at the 2008 Olympics) can be used to support/offload joints, aid blood flow and function of muscles, aid lymphatic drainage of sore muscles and areas of swelling.

  • Soft Tissue Release – STR helps correct muscles imbalances and re-programme the Neuromuscular connection. Active, passive and weight bearing movements are used in conjunction with rhythmical pressure to produce this effect upon the bodys soft tissue.

    Dry needling being used to treat Thoracic back pain

  • Dry Needling – An alternative therapy modality where small single-use needles are inserted through the skin into myofascial trigger points. This method of treatment has proven to be very effective, especially for chonic lower back pain and tendonitis type injuries. As with all of our modalities at Pentons Performance Therapy this will be used in conjunction with other techniques to get the best results for you.


30 minutes – £22

60 minutes – £40

90 minutes – £58

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